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Low season

October

High season

December

Cheapest flight

C$ 262

Average price round-trip

C$ 1,105

Good deal round-trip

C$ 28

Good deal one-way

C$ 357
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  • If you are interested in direct flights to San Jose, there are several airlines that you can choose from. While Air Canada and Air Transat are known for offering many amenities, such as complimentary food and drinks, WestJet is popular for having particularly budget-friendly tickets.
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  • If you would like to grab a bite to eat in San José Juan Santamaria International Airport, there are several dining options that you can choose from. Cafe Lavazza is a casual restaurant located in the Mezzanine lobby, while Brioche Dorée is a quicker option located in the main terminal.
  • For travelers with a large amount of luggage, consider using San José Juan Santamaria International Airport’s luggage porter service. These porters can be found near the baggage claim in the Arrivals terminal and standard rates are posted on the walls of the airport. Whether you’re heading towards the rental car center or one of the parking structures, they will help carry your luggage to wherever you choose.

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Top 5 airlines flying to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

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8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 30661 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
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I needed to preboard and was nicely accommodated. We were disappointed that this long flight that was expensive did not include any food beyond pretzels and cookies. I know we could have purchased food, but we were already spending a lot of money for the flight. I was also disappointed that I would have to purchase wifi access.

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I needed to preboard and was nicely accommodated. We were disappointed that this long flight that was expensive did not include any food beyond pretzels and cookies. I know we could have purchased food, but we were already spending a lot of money for the flight. I was also disappointed that I would have to purchase wifi access.

The only real complaint I have was the device website did not work for getting back to the homepage “404 not found error” and need more choices in movies, more current titles for guys. Action section was very small.

Quiet and able to sleep.

The ease of getting my boarding pass online and not having to actually go through the check in process when arriving at the airport was the best. I felt the air circulation on the aircraft was not very good and it made for an uncomfortable flight while being masked was the worst. I was glad it was a short flight.

We boarded at 11:00 pm, and landed at 5:20 am. Even though it was a fairly long flight, there was no food service. We did receive drinks however.

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "On board entertainment"
Pros: "The snack was a whole sandwich that was quite tasty and in my opinion far better than the two meals I was served on my US to Europe flight on Condor. The staff were very kind, accommodating and served us damp linens to wipe our hands with before eating, which I did not receive on the Condor flight."
Pros: "Polite crew :)"
Cons: "Pretzels!!! Seriously, the Biscof cookies are not as good. Of course, I like salty :)"
Pros: "The Pilot kept us safe XD"
Cons: "Pretzels!!! Instead of those cookies, bleh"
Pros: "Leg room for base fare is nice. Seats are relatively comfy."
Cons: "Wifi kept disconnecting. I kept logging back in to eventually finish the movie. I realize it’s free, so I’m appreciative of that."
Pros: "Very good first class space."
Cons: "Too much time on the tarmac at LAX."
Cons: "There was a lavatory directly across the aisle from me"
Pros: "Good boarding process. Comfortable and shirt flight. Friendly crew. Limited drink offerings but green beer or wine offered."
Cons: "No bathroom on plane (not announced before hand). Limited luggage storage space."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We were delayed for nearly 4 hours and were stuck on the plane while being lied to telling us “we’re up next to get de-iced then we can take off” then one hour goes by and the same announcement. Will never fly Alaskan again."
Pros: "How nice the crew was"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "On time departing and landing."
Pros: "Great staff - fun and casual . - price was great"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."
Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."
Pros: "The flight attendance are very good, friendly"
Cons: "Seats are not so comfortable"
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Brenda at LAX called me jerk and was a terrible representative for your company... To say the least"
Pros: "I ended up with a free premium seat, which mean free wine and snacks. Free in flight chat on Facebook messenger was great, and I appreciated the extra legroom. It would be been worth the extra 30 bucks if I had paid for it."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, and the crew was very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Horrible, confused, and very slow check-in. None of the advertised food available on flight, just a strange tasteless thing that they said was a burrito"
Pros: "The flight was on time leaving and early to arrive."
Cons: "One of my flight attendants seemed grumpier than I would expect. Not rude, but not at all pleasant either. This was uncharacteristic from an Alaskan Airlines flight attendant in my experience."
Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"
Pros: "Best flight ever!The flight took off early we arrive 40 minutes early which was fantastic. The flight crew was terrific best ever!"
Cons: "The flight took off early we arrive 40 minutes early which was fantastic. The flight crew was terrific best ever!"
Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"
Pros: "Flight was on time Staff and crew were curtious and professional Aircraft was clean"
Cons: "Some complimentary snacks would be nice"
Pros: "Friendly staff; comfy seats and ample leg room"
Cons: "No free WiFi services"
Pros: "arrived very close to on time staff were quite pleasant"
Cons: "small child (3-4y) climbing on seats - standing with one foot on each seat , straddling the aisle, and walking in aisle - at times when both seat belt sign was on and off (zero attempt by parents to have them stop - laughing at the antics and/or dad playing video games) I could not get the gogo app to work to watch the "free streaming" movies"
Cons: "no chargers"
Pros: "Alaska Airlines is the best."
Pros: "On time, smooth flight, boarding was efficient, lots of places to plug in electronics at gate."
Pros: "Leg room was great"
Cons: "The outside walk to the plane"
Pros: "Staff and crew were very friendly and accommodating. Flight was good and on time."
Cons: "I had arrived from Ft. McMurray more than 3 hours before my connection, but was was paged for a search just 30 minutes before my flight boarded. Delays in security meeting me almost made me miss my flight. I didn't understand why they waited so long to do the search. It should have been done when I first got there."
Cons: "The check in process was cumbersome with being able to partially get checked in at a computer kiosk and then having to wait in line to see an agent while other people are jumping the queue and not having to wait... then having stood in line for 10 minutes an agent tells you that you could have been in the "fast" lane... but there is no or little signage indicating which line you should be in.... that's frustrating. Don't expect your customers to be unconsciously aware of all of your convoluted business practices... put some signs out... we at least like a hint. Other than that, for air travel it was a very good experience."
Pros: "Comfortable aircraft. Makes sense to board back of plane first"
Cons: "I was offered water, wine or orange juice but told there wasn't time to offer full beverage options because the flight wasn't long enough. Though the cart was fully stocked. How could it take more time to pour ginger ale than water? Made no sense."
Pros: "It was great"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and nice crew."
Cons: "It was a very long flight, but no meal or entertainment was provided. On other airlines I've flown in the past, these things were included on international flights."
Pros: "I really like that the captain updated us as we were at altitude and before descent. The flight attendants were very kind and generous, and helped us with our things to de-board the plane (Solo parent travelling with with two young children). I will always be choosing Alaska for my future travels."
Cons: "My kindle must be too outdated because it wouldn't allow me to download gogowifi so that my children could watch shows via the kindle. So that was kind of bummer, but other than that it was a great flight."
Pros: "When landing in Burbank, we were able to exit the plane from both the front and the back! Since I was sitting almost all the way in the back of the plane, this made it very easy for me to exit the plane quickly. The plane also wasn't full to capacity, so I was able to have an entire row to myself!"
Cons: "Our landing into Burbank was very rough! We came in very fast and it was quite a scary experience."
Pros: "Most everything besides them seats being to close in proximity."
Cons: "That they seats weren't wide enough."
Cons: "Flight was downsized from Charlotte to Salisbury. I was fortunate and was able to get a seat on the flight but felt bad for those getting rerouted. It was troubling that so many people had to be rerouted due to the last minute switch of an aircraft and one that was smaller to boot."
Pros: "The attindent kept people seated till we stopped"
Cons: "The seats wouldn't recline."
Pros: "Staff was very friendly."
Cons: "No usb cords."
Cons: "There was an hot delay which made it bad for me because I had to walk to my hostel in the dark if I arrived on time I would have been safer"
Pros: "The airplane was very nice with great space between seats and the crew was nice."
Cons: "During boarding procedure, the gate used did not support the number of passengers and was a little bit messy"
Pros: "The service of the counter personnel"
Cons: "Entertainment"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Good service from the crew and the boarding process was made quick and punctual."
Pros: "Just anything. I have better trips taking a crowded bus."
Cons: "They had 3 boarding trips in the same gate it was a mess, the saddest sadwichch with the mediocre orange juice was the best option, angry crew."
Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."
Pros: "Nicer plane than the one we flew from San Francisco to San Salvador"
Cons: "Food and seats"
Pros: "Friendly crew, arrived earlier than expected. Offered to excellent assistance to my mom with the wheelchair"
Cons: "Food wasn’t good. During the stop in Guatemala didn’t change planes so had to wait for the maintenance staff to clean the plane before using bathroom. No water during stop and had to change seats"
Pros: "Service on time and on point"
Cons: "Nothing really, had a good experience"
Pros: "Food. Blankets. No delays."
Pros: "I liked that the crew where nice and congratulate the mountain bike team of Costa Rica who had won second place in the panamerican games"
Cons: "I push the "call the stewart" bottom and they never came to me.."
Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"
Pros: "very nice experience nice flight food and beverages"
Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."
Pros: "La atención y la comida"
Pros: "Connections very easy. Flight arrived early. In-flight service exceptional."
Pros: "Crew, food."
Cons: "The airplane's entertainment equipment remained in the 90s, and just one station worked. No USB for charging, no even individual screen."
Cons: "The flight attendants were friendly and helpful during an unscheduled delay"
Pros: "comfort crew entertainment passable for the age of the plane clean quick boarding"
Cons: "not enough food.............................................."
Pros: "Flight crew very professional."
Cons: "Flight late leaving Bogota and late arriving in San Jose."
Pros: "The trip was on time, plane was clean, crew was nice, duty free is excellent"
Cons: "Bring your own entertainment. Not even sure what is on board but appeared to be not much to choose from."
Cons: "Late for no reason. Boarded late, arrived late"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."
Pros: "It was hard to not laugh at the gate confusion, time confusion, and clear general incompetence of the thousands of airport staff."
Cons: "The flight was delayed so they put me in another flight. When I already had the confirmation, the people at the counters said I could not fly because the flight was oversold. I had to complain strongly and asked to see the manager. Finally I was able to fly, but after much arguing and stress. Poor experience."
Pros: "The route, not much waiting time, the food."
Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."
Pros: "The most was the attention of the flight attendant and how fast and save we landed. Good vibes"
Pros: "We left early and landed early. Nice staff and attentive. Snacks. (better get rid of the terrible so called barittos-they were awful. Cookies not bad and the snack. Stick to the sandwich and be sure to have extra mustard and mayo and option. They both are terribly dry. Very far from JetBlue-but nice airline and service."
Cons: "Read the first."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and comfortable both ways.. On-time departures/ arrivals. Thanks!"
Pros: "The staff in Bogota were oh so friendly compare to my previous experience in GYE. Same as when coming down from SJO. Beautiful. Keep it up! Friendly atmosphere just a delight, like it should be."
Cons: "It would be nice to have vegetarian options and the entertainment options were down. This is no way a big deal. I just mention it as there are more and more people embracing vegetarianism so if you want to be on the front lines of customer care, that would certainly make you one of the top ones in that regard alone! Pura Vida! Dave"
Pros: "El espacio en los asientos"
Cons: "La comida no estuvo muy buena"
Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"
Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "We did not know our ticket-price included breakfast. However, the flight had no vegetarian option, so we passed."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"
Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"
Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."
Pros: "Everything was great..."
Pros: "Same as above."
Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"
Pros: "Got lucky with a free upgrade to 1st class and the crew always helpful."
Cons: "Tried to add an additional bag for 50 to 70 Lbs and website said $50 USD and they wanted to charge $100 USD for some reason. end up removing stuff from the bag to not get charge an extra $60 USD"
Pros: "Free Drinks and Food."
Cons: "Chaotic boarding"
Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."
Cons: "Never happened"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "The boarding"
Cons: "Seat comfort and snack choice."
Pros: "Crew was great very clean and comfortable plane"
Cons: "Food was very inapropriate for the hr"
Pros: "On time. Friendly crew"
Cons: "Reading lights did not power during first 40 minutes of flight. Had an aisle seat originally but after upgrading to comfort+ got bumped to a middle seat"
Pros: "Crew was awesome, super friendly and helpful. Even the korean food options tasted delicious."
Cons: "Not plus size friendly. The bathroom is too small for a plus size person to be able to use and for a 14 hour flight I think that’s important. Also if you’re plus size and the person in front of you reclines, it’s impossible to pull down your tray fully."
Pros: "Security and checking in was quick and easy! Crew members were understanding and accommodating."
Pros: "See previous comments."
Cons: "See previous comments."
Pros: "Free snacks!!!"
Pros: "Comfort and service was great."
Cons: "The severe delays was frustrating and not getting enough information about it."
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Pros: "I was originally booked through jfk with an 80 minute layover. When I told a delta.help desk employee i feared it was too tight (I flew out through jf k and that was enough to convince me...) he booked me through Atlanta with a.comfortable schedule. Thank you!"
Pros: "Too long to connect from Atlanta to Minneapolis after 6 hrs layover in Amsterdam."
Cons: "Have all Minneapolis passengers go direct from Amsterdam to Minneapolis"
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Pros: "I had the chicken beans and rice which was good, the chicken burrito was a little soggy and had to peal it out of the box but taste ok."
Cons: "The choice of the movies were either action or kids movies, i would like to see some sports movies, auto race, football or espn. All of the was energetic with great smiles and service except for one that never smiled and lacked enthusiasm. I wondered why she was on the plane."
Pros: "In rescheduling us they only charged us $54 per person"
Cons: "Reminder came 20 min beforehand and because I didn’t pre check in we missed the flight even though the plane had not even arrived.... terrible experience in Paris and impacted our life in a large way.... not a good experience using kayak"
Pros: "Free wine and spirits and food really not too bad in economy Very large movie and tv show library - something for everyone Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Overhead bins a bit small on this older 767-300"
Pros: "Excellent flight crew, flight had decent leg room. Loved the inflight entertainment. Clean plane, boarding was easy."
Pros: "The gluten-free dinner was amazing. There was even gluten-free bread! Also, I always appreciate the free Wifi for messaging!! Also, despite there being a lot of turbulence, everyone did well. I prayed for safety and for the pilots and crew; the turbulence stopped after that and our arrival wasn't all that delayed."
Cons: "The gluten-free breakfast was extremely disappointing. Yogurt, a tiny cup of fruit, and veggie sticks??? What about a gluten-free English muffin with egg instead? The boarding was a little confusing. I was one of the last to board in my group because I couldn't see from where I was sitting - I thought priority was still boarding, but group 2 was already up. Also, please be more kind to baggage."
Cons: "We were packed in so tightly I still have dents in my kneecaps."
Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "I hate the biscuits and water... really? On a 3hrs and 30 minutes flight. You guyz can do better"
Pros: "The food and enterntaibment are always nice. The captain was super friendly and opportune with his communications. Seating was as fast as possible and boarding was swift."
Pros: "On the first leg I liked the entertainment options. There were plenty of current content to watch and the screen was good enough. I still resorted to my iPad after a while but it was more because I wanted to watch something specifically rather than I had to. The food was decent but as usual the good stuff runs out before you get your turn. Order special food next time."
Cons: "I don’t like any airlines boarding process in general. They always seem inefficient and slow. I didn’t like the free headphones they passed out. They’re so awful that they really ruin whatever you’re trying to watch."
Pros: "They had available seats on an earlier flight and I was able to get home super quick! My checked bag also made it which was great!"
Pros: "Loved the roomy seats and the upgrade wasn't terribly expensive"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "The booking was done through vayama and the confirmation numbers didn't match with delta's. It was confusing. I had to talk to a delta rep and give her the eticket # and at that point, she gave me a new confirmation #, that I was able to use to check in with on delta"
Pros: "Friendly staff. :)"
Cons: "Longer flight with no WiFi or video. :("
Pros: "Please see above. Sherry was amazing"
Cons: "Plane was small and older but it was a short flight"
Pros: "The movies were great and the boarding was more streamlined.the plane was clean and in good condition."
Cons: "The seats are getting smaller and more cramped. There still better then American but ugh. Delta's is stingy with their snacks unlike Southwest gives you two or three without even asking you have to beg for two from Delta and they act like it's breaking rules"
Pros: "All wonderful."
Pros: "In some Delta flights that I had in the past the plane was just ok, not bad, not good. But this plane ATL-MEX was great, very nice and conformable plane, it looks and feels excellent!"
Pros: "They hade entertainment"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Felt agents held me back at the check-in counter resulting in me missing my initial flight and voiding my complete routing. Had to fly on a flight 7hrs after my booked flight because Delta had no other option (very untrue as there were other airlines flying to my final destination. Delta just didn't bother providing good customer service"
Pros: "Everyone did try to be helpful but it seems that no one at Delta really knew anything that was going on today"
Cons: "The fact that I missed yet another connection because of a Delta issue. The difference is that this time there was not another connection for me to go to and I was told I would be provided a hotel in Atlanta which was not the case. I had to transfer to a flight 2 hrs away from my home only to still be on the floor of Atl airport because they are unable to appropriately de-ice planes."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Pros: "Left on time, got here early and the capitan was just super nice"
Pros: "For a short flight, they gave it drinks and snacks."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Like ALL planes today, too crowded."
Pros: "The crew did a great job of dealing with delays beyond their control and made sure we - and our luggage - made a connecting flight."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "Columbus airport is very nice. Security was quick. Boarding the plane was smooth and no problems. Staff was very nice too!"
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "This flight was on a Transavia codeshare with Delta and a real downer after coming from a Delta One business class segment. An uncontrolled mass boarding, crammed in seating, no amenities and charges for a drink of water made this a pretty crappy flight. The crew was nice though."
Pros: "Everything was average but the crew"
Cons: "I found them rude and not helpful regarding my connecting flight"
Pros: "The service. The plane (seemed like an international plane). Food options. The service and the service. There was a problem getting on, they allowed premium members to board but when I got to the plane, I was scolded by the cleaning crew lady (maybe the Mgr) that they were not ready and that she had informed 'them' of that and that no one is allowed to board while they are cleaning."
Cons: "Boarding was ok however person sitting next to me, her seat was double booked. Luckily the other person also got Comfort seat."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "The entertainment console worked this time. Over the past year it has worked only about half of the time."
Cons: "GpldMedallion holder, first SkyPriority people to board, sitting in Delta Comfort and still could not get overhead bin space by my seat."
Pros: "Painless"
Cons: "Price of food"
Cons: "Probably the roughest, bumpiest landing over ever experienced. The brakes were grinding very loudly during taxi (I overheard several other passengers comment on this). The plane was very cramped and the air smelled. Thank God it was such a short flight."
Pros: "On time and good flight"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process. Hassle free flight."
Cons: "The chicken wrap was terrible!"
Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "Compliance with departure times"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and airlkne system was down"
Pros: "Flight was great and crew was very nice as usual."
Cons: "When I got to Guatemala I was told I couldn't check in unless I had a ticket leaving Costa Rica. I have never had a problem with this in the past. I had to have someone purchase a ticket last min out of costa Rica so I could check in. When I got to CR they didn't even ask me for my ticket or proof"
Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."
Pros: "Boarding process and crew service were ok"
Cons: "Comfort and entertainment could be better"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"
Pros: "All the crew in CR and Guatemala were very courteus and professional."
Pros: "Comfortable and puntual"
Pros: "Puntual, comfort"
Pros: "Excellent!!!"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Take off on time"
Pros: "Airplane crew was friendly. The flight departed on time."
Cons: "We traveled with an infant who sat on our laps. We were never asked about the infant traveling until we went to check in at the desk and were told we needed to pay taxes for the baby at a rate of 10% of the cost of the ticket. But because we were doing it on the day of the flight, 10% was almost $200! We did not receive good customer service from staff, who simply told us we "should have known to investigate this." We have never been asked to do this when flying with a baby before! This was after an hour and a half of already waiting to check in our bags. We were waiting so long and dealing with this issue for so long that we almost missed the flight! A terrible experience. Also, the web check in line took even longer than the line of people who had not checked in online beforehand! It was so slow, it added to us almost missing our flight. It was a waste of time to check in online, especially since they gave us new boarding passes when we checked our bags in anyway. We also had trouble finding both of our reservations, even though we booked them together as a family, so we ended up with seats that were not together. When we had an issue, we were given an attitude by the staff checking us in."
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Changed gates at Panama without any alert until boarding time."
Cons: "Food service was good. Staff were nice."
Pros: "Flight attendants wonderful. Very accommodating no language barrier"
Cons: "Great experience"
Pros: "Free meal on a one hour flight!"
Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"
Pros: "Crew and newer aircraft"
Cons: "Food could have been better in business."
Pros: "The flight was cool, i loved not having to get down the airplane in Costa Rica to conitnue to Guatemala."
Cons: "It was freezing, and they didn't offer blankets just while we were on the plane."
Cons: "Food was really awful"
Pros: "Connecting flight with a meal!"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "No vegetarian options granted :( the planes are dirty."
Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."
Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"
Pros: "Super nice crew! Gave us food even though it was a 50 min flight."
Cons: "The crew kept bumping Into me since I had an isle seat more than normally."
Pros: "Very friendly and professional service combined with good food"
Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Poor customer service for our friend who had a problem with her ticket."
Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"
Pros: "El personal muy amable. El vuelo salió a tiempo y llegó bien. La comida buena."
Cons: "I already wrote this in their customer feedback, and I haven't gotten a response."
Pros: "Gate agents are superb"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "La tripulación tenía tan buen actitud! Todos eran muy amable. The crew had a very friendly attitude. All were very kind!"
Cons: "Entramos al avión 20 min tarde. Nos pusieron esperar en el avión, completamente full de pasajeros, 30 min sin aire acondicionado (en panamá, donde hace TANTO calor)! Después, tuvimos que esperar en la pista unos 20 min más, todavía sin aire acondicionado. Finalmente, pasamos casi todo el vuelo con los platos vacíos de la comida en nuestras mesas. JUSTO cuando el piloto dijo "prepara para aterrizar", pasaron corriendo para recoger la basura. En total, fue un vuelo muy incómodo. We boarded 20 min late. They made us wait on the plane, a completely booked flight, for 30 min without air conditioning (in Panamá, where the temperature is insufferable)! Later, we had to wait on the runway another 20 min, still lacking air conditioning. Finally, we spent almost the entire flight with our empty meal trays sitting in front of us. RIGHT when the captain announced "flight crew prepare the cabin for landing", the crew ran through to pick up the trays and trash. In total, it was a very uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "Everything about them. The crew is so helpful and kind, flights are always on time, the planes are in great condition and the amenities included with your tickets makes it worth to choose COPA!"
Cons: "---"
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "I didn't expect to be fed on the flight so that was a nice surprise."
Pros: "I liked the spacious seats and free food and drinks. I appreciated the flight being on time."
Pros: "Inspite of being a very short flight, they offered food and beverages and for free :)"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. No series or tv shows"
Pros: "I love the genral flight experice. I found the crew very helpful and friendly. I liked the food."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable."
Pros: "It was a short flight....they made the trip comfortable, and on time..."
Cons: "No complaints....."
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."

No movies 🎥 No food or even coffee🙁

The crew is really friendly

Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "Mejorar las oferta de películas abordo"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "So tight and tiny and cramped. I flew to Europe on a Lufthansa plane and it was spacious and comfortable, the United plane was tight and cramped. Was physically touching the stranger next to me for 11 hours....Food service used sooo much single use plastic."
Cons: "My luggage was left in Athens due to late arrivals in Athens to Munich. My son received his I didn’t, huge inconvenience"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding be insured as I have a ticket"
Pros: "Smooth. No turbulence. On time."
Cons: "For some reason there were 4 really young children seated all in the same area. Kids will be kids, but perhaps spreading them out wouldn’t make one particular area so loud and disturbing. Boarding the plane I a more orderly way would also help."
Pros: "We upgraded our flight from Frankfurt to business class--so worth it."
Pros: "crew"
Cons: "food screens"
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "The Cabin seating"
Pros: "Good crew unlike previous experience a few months ago"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Lufthansa is just the best. The flight crew was so pleasant the entire trip and they work very hard to make sure the passengers are comfortable. The food was even good! Lots of perks included--free wine, beer, etc. along with headsets for the movies."
Pros: "Standard German efficiency. Neither good nor bad."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Crew was very professional, seating comfort excellent, flight very little turbulence, close to estimated arrival time, overall a good experience."
Cons: "Luggage waiting time too long, my suitcase was badly damaged rendered unusable, came to a compensation agreement which was acceptable to me at the time since I was pressed for time to catch the train I had a reservation for. But still will not buy me a new suitcase."
Pros: "Excellent service and food"
Cons: "No seat assigned at check-in or even as they begin boarding. I thought I was flying Lufthansa. Air Canada gate agents were condescending. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Everything especially the food and the friendly stewardesses!N"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Flight was on time, food good. Even the movie selection was great, but ... (see what I didn't like)"
Cons: "Entertainment (sound) in seat 14K didn't work, despite 1 reboot. Please fix."
Pros: "Friendly crew, on time boarding. Food decent."
Cons: "Wife n I was seated separate; I was assuming management would understand we were travelling together, seat was cramp. Meals was served far apart in timing or closed to landing on last meal."
Pros: "Cabin crew hospitality and service were amazing"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Great service and food!"
Cons: "I didn't like sitting in the middle cause it was hard to sleep and go to bathroom"
Pros: "Schedule was followed."
Cons: "At Budapest Airport only one check-in desk, #1 was shown on the big board for this flight and the airline Lufthansa was only shown above the check-in desk #1, which was dedicated for First/Business and M&M Gold status travellers only. Many economy class passengers queued there and at the end they were all redirected to check-in desk #3, as that was designated for Economy class passengers (however not any Lufthansa sign was shown above. When I mentioned to the ground crew (Celebi) that they should improve signs and not mishandle travellers, the person in charge (Nikolett Magyar) said to me arrogantly that they are right, and nothing they would do to improve the signs and passengers' information. This is far what I expect from LH representative, even if subcontracted and not an employee. That behaviour made my journey sour as travelling - especially with not a budget airline - is not just getting from A to B, but an experience which is worth to remember for good reasons, but not certainly for bad ones."
Pros: "everything was great"
Cons: "They lost my baggage for three days, and it would have been four if I didn’t drive to the distribution center to pick up my bag."
Pros: "Lufthansa arranged for pickup with a van upon disembarking from my late flight from Pisa and took me through a special passport and security checkpoint so that I was able to catch my MUC-SFO flight. Flight departed late, but pilot made up all tge lost time in flight. Crew was professional, very polite and efficient."
Cons: "LATE!! This is rediculous for a flight company not to be able to board on time so I miss my connection and get stuck for 6 hours"
Pros: "Flight was on time; food pretty good"
Cons: "Mishandling of an online upgrade request caused major headaches and an hour at service desk - final boarding passes were misprinted and, bottom line, our luggage was not loaded on our flight and arrived about 36 hours after us! Premium Economy seats were pretty nice but I don't like the tray-in-the-arm configuration. Extra recline just meant the jerk in front of me was in my face the whole flight."
Pros: "It got me to my destination safely."
Cons: "Frankly I don't even remember since it was so early in the morning. Uneventful which I guess is good."
Pros: "Good overall experience"
Pros: "I liked that the flight attendants were courteous and attentive."
Cons: "The entertainment system is a compkeyfailure and is unresponsive to touch screen. The entertainment feels like it was done to please everyone. In the process the selections are of limited interest. Movies are not interesting and often not available. If this entertainment were on the ground it would be a train wreck."
Pros: "The check in staff and crew were very nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seat had plenty of room but not comfortable for a long flight Entertainment options were just okay"
Pros: "food and service"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Seats, crow attitude, on-time flight"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and boarding was easy"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The flight was canceled!!!!!!!! It was late night and the was. I explanation given to cancellation !!!"
Cons: "They misplaced my oversized luggage even after I paid the overpriced $100 fee (87 euro cash only) for a 2nd checked bag. It was not defined by weight or size, but a straight fee of $100 for any kind of extra bag"
Pros: "The flight crew was amazing.I recommend this service to anyone who's traveling"
Pros: "Everything was great, the entertainment, comfortable and the staff was really kind"
Cons: "Food wasn't the greatest, but I understand that it's difficult on airplanes so can't complain too much"
Pros: "The seats on the leg of this flight were much more comfortable and there was normal space for feet."
Cons: "The boarding here was completely unorganized. After people had just been in a crowd, they attempted to have people love up, which was futile. Some of the seats were dirty and/or unkempt. The snack option wasn't to my liking and may have been the cause of a stomachache later."
Pros: "Very professional. Excellent service. Very good food (for a flight)."
Pros: "Comfort"
Pros: "The service was good as they were making up for the entertainment system issues on the plane."
Cons: "Only 3 movies available on the entertainment system. Food on Lufthansa is bad."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The staff on my flight were the most friendly crew I have ever had on a flight. They were enjoyable to interact with and went out of their way to help guests. I also appreciate that they wake you up if you are asleep while meals are being passed out; I have missed meals on planes before which is not a great experience on a 12 hour flight."
Cons: "The only negative aspect about the flight were that the seats were a little uncomfortable. There weren't any foot pedals to lift your legs and the seats were extremely close together which was uncomfortable on such a long flight."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and clean, but we still Left with a little delay. The flight itself was fast and we arrived a bit ahead of schedule."
Cons: "The advance we had gained in the flight was taken up by an apron position, slow ground service and a distant arrival gate."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I wasn't even on this airline my booking reference said that I was. I had this airlines flight number I go to the gate to check in, and then for me I'm on Air Canada. This was a mass from the start I will never use this airline or Air Canada again they ruin my login and told me it's still usable we had a delayed for three hours on the plane. Never never again!"
Pros: "Flight was on an updated airplane. Liked the restrooms downstairs."
Cons: "Was satisfied."
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